March 29, 2014 |
The final edition of CNN's "Piers Morgan Live" aired Friday night, and the British host closed out his run as the cable giant's replacement for Larry King with more thoughts on gun control. "For those who claim my anti-gun campaign has been anti-American, well, the reverse is true. I'm so pro-American, I want more of you to stay alive. " Mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., among others, led Morgan to devote many of his programs to the issue of gun violence, and his advocacy of stricter gun laws in the U.S. earned him many critics.
March 28, 2014 |
A 14-year-old student has published a study detailing how the U.S. federal and state governments could collectively save about $234 million a year by simply switching the type of font that is used on printed documents. In his study, Suvir Mirchandani, who lives in the Pittsburgh area, said he found that Garamond is the most efficient font for printing, among the fonts recommend for use by the General Services Administration. This is because Garamond uses thinner strokes for its letters, meaning less ink is used on each character.
March 19, 2014 |
CNN, enjoying a boost in ratings thanks to the public fascination with the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, has chosen to run with it and sharply limit coverage of other stories. This is not the first time a single incident has overtaken all other events on the cable news channel. Invasions and terrorist acts, monumental storms and political scandals have caused CNN to push everything else aside in the past. What is different about this story is that there are no scenes of disaster to show, no military convoys to follow, no shameful confessions to broadcast, little actual news to report.
March 6, 2014 |
A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below. The City of the Big Shoulders - stormy, husky, brawling, wrecking, planning, building, breaking, rebuilding, to use only words Carl Sandburg chose to describe Chicago - is the subject of a new documentary series from CNN. Beginning Thursday and running for eight weeks, it has been made by the team who made Sundance Channel's Peabody Award-winning "Brick City," which focused on...
February 26, 2014 |
It was just a little thing. When veteran TV reporter Miles O'Brien was stacking some cases filled with TV gear on Feb. 12, one of the cases fell on his left arm. "It hurt, but I wasn't all '911' about it," O'Brien, a former CNN reporter for 17 years, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday in which he recounted the incident. "It was painful and swollen but I figured it would be OK without any medical intervention. Maybe a little bit of denial?" Maybe. Because what happened next shocked him, as well as many of his fans and aquaintances, who have been sharing the post he wrote detailing what happened next . The next day, his arm got sore and swelled up. It kept getting worse.
February 25, 2014
CNN and boss Jeff Zucker are having a lousy February. Results from Nielsen show that the viewer-bereft cable news network just suffered through one of its worst months ever, with Erin Burnett's "OutFront" program sinking to the lowest numbers CNN has recorded at 7 p.m. in 22 years. Barely 300,000 total viewers tuned in for Burnett's show. Between 8 and 11 p.m. - prime time - CNN averaged just 399,000 total viewers - a 39% plunge compared with the same month last year, when Zucker had just started the job. Since 1991, CNN has performed worse only twice before (in April 2012 and last November)